Thuwunna National Indoor Stadium (1)

National Indoor Stadium (1), Thuwunna is a modern indoor stadium located in Yangon, Myanmar. It is the largest indoor sports stadium in Myanmar, with a capacity of 10,825 people and located near Thuwunna Stadium.[1]

National Indoor Stadium (1)
Burmese: အမျိုးသားအားကစားပြိုင်ပွဲရုံ (၁) သုဝဏ္ဏ
National Indoor Stadium 1 Thuwuna.jpg
LocationThingangyun, Yangon, Myanmar
Coordinates16°49′1.5″N 96°11′8.4″E / 16.817083°N 96.185667°E / 16.817083; 96.185667Coordinates: 16°49′1.5″N 96°11′8.4″E / 16.817083°N 96.185667°E / 16.817083; 96.185667
OwnerMinistry of Sports and Youth Affairs
OperatorDepartment of Sports and Physical Education
Capacity10,825
Construction
Broke ground1983
Opened1986
Renovated11 August 2019

HistoryEdit

The Thuwanna National Indoor Stadium was built by China in 1983. Completed in 1986, it became the country's first modern indoor stadium. Later, with the support of the United States, No (2) National Indoor Stadium was opened at Yangon University - Hlaing Campus, but not as big as No. (1).[2]

During the 2013 Southeast Asian Games, modern sports facilities such as the Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium in Zambu Thiri Sports Complex and Zeyar Thiri Indoor Stadium in the military-owned Zeyar Thiri Sports Complex emerged in Naypyidaw. However, unlike the Thuwanna Indoor Stadium, these stadiums are a combination of the 3,000-seat A and C Stadiums and the 5,000-seat B Stadium.[3]

Since August 2019, China has been repairing and renovating the dilapidated stadium.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "တရုတ်ပြည်သူ့သမ္မတနိုင်ငံ၏ အကူအညီဖြင့် အမျိုးသားအားကစားပြိုင်ပွဲရုံ (၁)၊ သုဝဏ္ဏအား ပြန်လည် ပြင်ဆင်ခြင်းလုပ်ငန်း စတင်ခြင်း အခမ်းအနားသို့ ပြည်ထောင်စုဝန်ကြီး တက်ရောက်" (in Burmese).
  2. ^ "မြန်မာနိုင်ငံနှင့် အားကစား ပြိုင်ဝင်းကြီးများ (၂)" (in Burmese).
  3. ^ "Let the Games begin".
  4. ^ "National Indoor Stadium (1) Thuwunna to be upgraded with Chinese aid".